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Appendix 1: Appeals of decisions

Commissioner of Patents

In 2019–20, six appeals were filed with the Federal Court and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal from decisions originating with the Commissioner of Patents. Of those matters, two have been finalised and four remain open. The Commissioner is the respondent in two of the open matters. One open matter in which the Commissioner is the respondent is the appeal to the High Court by Rokt Pte Ltd of the decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court in Commissioner of Patents v Rokt Pte Ltd [2020] FCAFC 86.

Registrar of Trade Marks

In 2019–20, there were 31 new appeals or reviews from decisions of the Registrar of Trade Marks, involving 35 trade marks. Of those, 22 appeals were to the Federal Court. There were also six matters filed with the Federal Circuit Court, and three reviews filed with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Sixteen appeals were finalised during the year, and 10 of these were initiated before July 2019. There were no new design appeals or finalisations.